Saturday 19th October 2019
Buckingham Athletic Development v Mursley United Development
Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup
(This season’s) League standings:
Hellenic Football League Division Two North (14 teams)
Buckingham Athletic Development 8th
North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (13 teams)
Mursley United Development 1st
(Last season’s) League standings:
Spartan South Midlands Development League (9 teams)
Buckingham Athletic 1st
North Bucks & District Football League Intermediate Division (11 teams)
Mursley United Development 7th
This game last season:
Last six games:
Buckingham Athletic Development:
W 2-1 home v Long Crendon Reserves 12th October HL
W 1-4 away v Milton United Development 5th October HL
L 2-0 away v Milton United 27th September BSSC
L 2-4 home v Ardley United 17th September BSCC
L 0-2 home v Milton United 10th September BLFC
L 3-1 away v Adderbury Park 31st August HL
Mursley United Development:
D 2-2 home v Unite MK Reserves 12th October NBDL
L 5-0 away v Great Horwood 5th October NBDL ITK
W 5-2 home v Wing Village 21st September NBDL
W 0-6 away v New Bradwell St Peter Reserves 7th September NBDL
W 3-4 away v Hanslope Reserves 31st August NBDL
W 4-2 home v Buckingham United Reserves 27th August NBDL
Full Name: Tom Marshall
Marital status: Single
Preferred shirt number: 7
Most effective position on the pitch: Wide midfield
Daytime job: PE Teacher
Former clubs: Grendon Rangers, Winslow Development
We asked Tom:
How was your summer, do you miss football when it finishes or is it nice to just get away from it and relax?
It is good to get away from it all for a few weeks and relax, but it is always a buzz to get back to it and start pre-season games and training again
Signed on for Athletic this summer, what influenced your choice and were there any other clubs that wanted you?
I knew a fair few of the boys and seeing what they achieved last year made me want to get involved with the club again and so far, it’s been great. I also wanted to try a different league in the Hellenic and see what the standard is like compared to the South Midlands
How do you feel your early season games have gone for you personally so far?
Individually they have been okay I wouldn’t say I have played that well and still feel I have a lot more to contribute to the team. As a team we have started to gel in recent games and started picking up some valuable wins which has raised confidence in the squad
What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?
Expectations for the team is to hopefully finish in the top four or five in the league. As it’s our first season in this league it will take time to adapt to the difference in standard, but as a squad we are confident that we can achieve this. On a personal note my targets would be to score some goals and help the team as much as possible
Who has been your biggest influence in football?
My parents I would say, as they have supported me a lot growing up and come to a lot of my games still, my dad also coached me when I was younger, so he had a big influence
How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?
Belief is high and as a squad we are confident that we can achieve a lot this year, we all need to pull our weight of course but if Wrighty can keep scoring goals for us that would help. We are a young squad so the more experienced in the group such as Macca & Hass will be important to keep everyone motivated and disciplined
Home to Mursley Development this week, do you know anything about them & what are you expecting from them?
No, I don’t to be honest, they will be up for it as it’s a local derby, they will be probably be quite physical so we will have to deal with that. This is a cup that we want to go far in and potentially win, so we must turn up and get the win
Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?
Tough one as I haven’t been with the team long, but I would probs say either Willis or Harry Heritage. Most of the time they are moaning at each other to be fair
What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?
Every Saturday I coach a team at Moretonville so normally I am rushing back from coaching them so rarely have much time to relax before the game
In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?
Another hard question… everyone respects each other in the team but I would say Olly Golding, he does the jobs in midfield that nobody really wants to do, and it can go unnoticed
Who has the worst dress sense at the club?
I have heard some rumours that this may be Charlie Wright…
When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?
I always check the Arsenal result if they are playing and if I have had a bet, I will have a look at my acca to see if my teams in that won
Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?
The music hasn’t been that bad so far, but I know from previous experience that Sol’s tunes in the car can be questionable sometimes!
What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?
I would say either Southam or Adderbury, we didn’t show up against either of them two and we would like to put it right in the return fixtures. Both will be tough games of course but we set ourselves high standards
Finally, after you’ve scored a hattrick on Saturday, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?
If they could pay for my fines which I get after the game that would be great…
Sports Shots would like to thank Tom for his time this week